50 years ago: North Siders return home for the holidays

In the Dec. 22, 1965 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

“Arriving by B.W.I.A. on Thursday was Mr. Lorraine Whittaker to spend his vacation with his family. Lorraine now has his American papers and resides in New York.

“On Saturday, Mr. Weddie Connolly arrived from the U.S. to spend Christmas with his family.

“Arriving also on Saturday evening were Misses Zelmalee Chisholm and Emily Ebanks from Kingston, Jamaica, where they are attending Shortwood Training College. Zelmalee is now in her 3rd year and will be graduating in July.

“With them was Miss Rita Chin Loy of Cayman Brac. Rita is spending a few days with Zelmalee before going on to Cayman Brac. We wish for all students a happy Holiday Season.

“Arriving on the 7th were Mr. and Mrs. Coburn Miller and their two little sons, Dean and Don. They have been in Freeport, Bahamas for a while where Coburn is employed by Bahamas Cement Co. He is on vacation now, and they are spending the Christmas Holidays at home. Dean and Don have grown nicely and are two fine little youngsters.

“Home to spend the Christmas vacation is Mr. Lingard Ebanks. He arrived on Sunday from Jacksonville where he works for the Illinois Glass Co.

“Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Parsons are the happy parents of their sixth child, a son born on Wednesday, 15th, at the hospital in George Town.”